NHB Modern Plays

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Saturday at the Commodore

A short solo play from the award-winning Scottish playwright, in which an Aberdonian woman remembers a painful teenage betrayal.

Published in volume Scot-Free

    Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (original Traverse Theatre version)

    A contemporary classic set during the Glasgow Rent Strike of 1915, with one of the best women's roles ever to emerge from Scottish theatre, an unforgettable tragicomic heroine with an extraordinary power to repel and attract.

    Published in volume Scot-Free

      Dead Dad Dog

      An offbeat short comedy with a political edge, in which an unemployed young man is dogged by his deceased father.

      Published in volume Scot-Free

        The Steamie

        A celebration of women's work in a Glasgow wash-house set on Hogmanay.

        Published in volume Scot-Free

          Jordan

          A short play that tells the true story of Shirley Jones, who kills her baby boy, Jordan, rather than have him taken away by his abusive father.

          Published in volume Singular Female Voices

            The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret

            The alternating stories of two women (played by the same actress), both of whom 'lose' their sons - one murdered, the other a runaway.

            Published in volume Singular Female Voices

              Unsuspecting Susan

              A monologue play about a middle-aged woman whose adult son has converted to Islam.

              Published in volume Singular Female Voices

                Mongoose

                A strange and beguiling monologue about a loner obsessed with a malign companion called Mongoose.

                Published in volume Singular Male Voices

                  Cold Comfort

                  A powerful monologue about an Irish labourer living in London who returns home to Belfast to have a last, drunken 'conversation' with his recently dead father.

                  Published in volume Singular Male Voices

                    Brazil

                    A blistering monologue set in Scotland in the near future, when Europe is at war with America, and Scotland suffers collateral damage in the clash of civilisations.

                    Published in volume Singular Male Voices

                      My Friend Duplicity

                      A one-act duologue by Enda Walsh which went on to inspire his play Ballyturk.

                      Published in volume Enda Walsh Plays: Two

                        Room 303

                        A short monologue inspired by the Third Epistle of John and first produced by the Bush Theatre, London, as part of the Sixty-Six Books season in 2011.

                        Published in volume Enda Walsh Plays: Two

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                          Jules Verne, adapted by Laura Eason

                          Created by Mark Gatiss